During a recent canoe trip in Kentucky, the Dear Man and I did that thing that we do when we travel: we packed in all the goodness we could find.
And one of our travel days, this meant we dashed across Lexington to hit a bookstore in the half hour before it closed.
Not enough time!
But still: so worth it. And now we’ve added Joseph-Beth Booksellers to our Return to Lexington list.
First: Spaciousness! This place has a high, tent-like ceiling that makes it feel very open. And there’s tons of natural light.
Second: Browseability! Many of the shelves are arranged in a pinwheel around the central core, and there are enough face-out displays to keep a person entranced for way longer than a half hour.
Third: Selection! I found several books I wanted to read, but in the end, I bought only one… and it was a good one.
Fourth: Size! This place is huge. Yet it’s comfortable and welcoming.
The bad news: We had only half an hour there, and it wasn’t enough time.
The good news: We are going back to Lexington.
So, my fellow readers… What’s the most surprising bookstore discovery you’ve made on vacation?